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Pat Pong

93 E. 7th St., New York, NY 10009 40.726961 -73.985604
between First Ave. and Ave. A  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-505-6454 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; F at Second Ave.

Prices

$10-$15

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • BYOB
  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

Three things set Pat Pong apart from your average, moderately-priced downtown Thai restaurant: its cheeky wine list, its funky, mango-hued vintage appointments, and the inclusion of kielbasa—yes, kielbasa—on its menu. Seated under the ochre glow of hanging spun-fiberglass globes at one of this diminutive noodle house's 12-odd copper-topped tables, you may find yourself hoping for a Polka/traditional Thai music i-Tunes shuffle. Instead, jazz, early American blues, old-school salsa, and electronica mirrors the diverse list of white, red and even sparkling wines, which offers both lively descriptions ("fruit equivalent of a nuclear blast") and pairing suggestions. Sadly, the number of Polish-inflected offerings has diminished to a mere two since the restaurant first opened and only one, the sautéed kielbasa salad, is worth ordering. Delicate Napa cabbage, chunks of raw red onion, and whole cilantro leaves make for a savory, complex and, thanks to a red-chili speckled dressing, fiery hot plateful. Also gratifying are the spicy kingfish patties, served—like all of Pat Pong's appetizers—under a tangle of carrots on a mod, trianguloid plate. Curries are underwhelming, but noodles and rices duly satisfy. For a palate-cooling finish, try Pat Pong's homemade ice creams, in flavors from lychee and durian to black rice.

Recommended Dishes

Kielbasa salad with Thai spicy herb vinaigrette, $9; rice noodles with pork and Asian broccoli in brown sauce, $10; black sticky rice, $1.50

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